Moodle is updated constantly, which is common practice in open source development environments. A new version containing resolved bug fixes is created every night and, as mentioned earlier, a fully-tested version is released on a weekly basis. There is usually no need to install updates every week. However, you should upgrade your Moodle system when:
- Security patches have been issued
- New features have been added
- Bugs have been fixed that affect your setup
- A major new update is released (every 6 months)
There are two ways Moodle systems can be updated. You can either run updates manually (using the web interface or the CLI) or stay up-to-date using the CVS or GIT commands. Both procedures are described in this section.
Either way, before ...